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The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is worried that when emergencies happen, people with disability are left behind and forgotten.
To find out more about what happens to people with disability during emergencies, the Disability Royal Commission has released an issues paper about emergency planning and response. They want to hear from people with disability, family members, support workers and other organisations who have been in emergencies. This includes the current coronavirus pandemic and the 2019–2020 bushfire season.
The Disability Royal Commission wants to find out about their experiences to know:
You can find an Easy Read version of the issues paper on the Disability Royal Commission website.
Responses are due before 17 July. You can find the different ways to tell the Disability Royal Commission about your experience on their website. Or you can call them on 1800 517 199.